Scion -November 2020

Volume 30, Issue #11 – November 2020 November is a transitional month in the garden. The deciduous trees are going bare and the warm season harvests are finishing up. We are changing out summer annuals for pansies, dianthus, alyssum and snapdragons. Bulbs and wildflower seeds are planted with an eye for next spring. Our gardening chores are slowing down, giving …

Scion -October 2020

Volume 30, Issue #10 – October 2020 October is pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and cool-season veggies. It’s mari-mums and fall zinnias in gardens and containers, leaves changing colors, and the temperatures cooling down. For me, October is one of the best months to spend time outdoors! October also starts a new series in the Scion. Bexar County Master Gardener, Bill Swantner, is …

Scion -September 2020

Volume 30, Issue #9 – September 2020 September! I love the knowledge that cooler weather is just around the corner. While our gardens may have struggled this summer, they have (mostly) survived another hot Texas summer. They have survived by being adaptable to their surroundings and the changing weather. They have also survived due to the love and care that …

Scion -August 2020

Volume 30, Issue #8 – August 2020 Hot, hot, hot… welcome to August in Bexar County! I visit my garden in the cooler parts of the day, early morning and after the sun drops low. I’m glad I fertilized and mulched my beds with compost this spring. It has really helped the plants cope with this heat. What I have …

Scion -July 2020

Volume 30, Issue #7 – July 2020 Happy July! Summer is here in its full glory! We’ve been having rain showers which have helped keep our gardens and water bills looking good. The weather people are saying that the great Saharan dust storm (yuck) has tempered our early hurricane season (yea). Harvests are bountiful and blooms are glorious! And speaking …

Scion -June 2020

Volume 30, Issue #6 – June 2020 June is here and changes are happening! Spring will be changing to summer this month and our Scion is also changing! Many years ago, before emails and other online communications, the Scion was a printed document that was mailed to Bexar County Master Gardeners to share the news. As computers became more common …

Scion -May 2020

Volume 30, Issue 6 – May 2020 I’m getting more comfortable with my new “normal.” I like to think it’s because I’m still young (ignore the gray in my hair that hasn’t been colored in over a month) and not set in my ways. I’m just as busy as I was before but in different ways. I have more time …

Scion -April 2020

Volume 30, Issue 4 – April 2020 While the COVID-19 news is scary and sometimes overwhelming, there is much we can be thankful for. Social distancing has given many of us extra time to spend in our gardens. Nurseries remain open for stocking up on the vegetable garden starts that we need as well as ornamental plants for our joy! …

Scion -March 2020

Volume 30, Issue 3 – March 2020 I love March! I love the transition of it. The weather will range from warm temperatures to cold, and back again… multiple times! The winds will blow, at times too much, as if they are blowing out winter and ushering in spring! Our gardens are greening up and soon we can plant those …

Scion -February 2020

Volume 30, Issue 2 – February 2020 It’s February… Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Rodeo! The Lil Buckaroo Tent is under construction with landscaping taking place in the next couple of days. The Rodeo Tomato, Red Snapper, and other plants for sale will be moving in this week. I hope everyone has signed up for shifts to work! And keep …